MOHIT ANAND, MANAGING DIRECTOR, INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA, KELLOGG INDIA PVT. LTD
Mohit Anand is Managing Director, India and South Asia for Kellogg Company. He is also a member of the company’s Asia Pacific leadership team.
He is the chief architect of the company’s performance with the purpose of nourishing families through nutritious foods that Kellogg’s offers.
Mr. Anand is a well-rounded leader with over two decades of proven leadership experience spread across two FMCG global conglomerates, Unilever & Procter & Gamble.
Mr. Anand joins Kellogg from Unilever where his last assignment was spearheading a high potential future focussed water purification category for the company in the capacity of the Global Vice President based out of London. Prior to that, he leading the growth and transformation agenda for Unilever through Lipton, world’s #1 tea brand, with a presence in over 110 countries. In his role in refreshments category within the company, he led the South Asia and Africa operations for Ice Cream & Dessert brands (Walls, Magnum) and market leading Tea brands (Brooke Bond, Taj) to record growth & market shares.
Before joining Unilever, Mr. Anand spent 15 years in Procter & Gamble working on a variety of assignments including spearheading marketing for the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Anand holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Production) from Punjab Engineering College.
He is married and has two sons.
DINESH CHARAK, DIRECTOR - LEGAL, KELLOGG INDIA
Dinesh Charak has been Director Legal, Kellogg India, since June 2016.
Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Charak served in a variety of leadership roles at Novartis India Limited, Wipro GE Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. and Nokia India Private Limited, amongst others. At Novartis India, he was the Country General Counsel and Compliance Head and also a member of the Novartis India Board of Directors.
Prior to that, Mr. Charak served as Senior Legal Counsel for GE Healthcare South Asia business.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Law from National Law School of India University.
He is married and has a daughter. Besides reading law books, Mr. Charak has a keen interest in reading thriller fiction. When not found at work, he is probably driving to the mountains for inspiration and peace.
GAURAV SHARMA, DIRECTOR - SALES, KELLOGG INDIA
Gaurav Sharma has been Director Sales, Kellogg India, since July 2015.
Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Sharma served in a variety of leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain & Operations at Mondelez, Subhiksha and Conagra Foods. At Mondelez, in his last role, Mr. Sharma led the Customer Service & Logistics function and was a part of the India leadership team of the Mondelez Organisation.
Prior to that, Mr. Sharma led the Modern Trade & South Asia market for Mondelez, being responsible for operations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Trade and a Master of Business Administration degree.
PADMAPARNA DASGUPTA, DIRECTOR - REGULATORY AFFAIRS, KELLOGG INDIA
Mrs Parna Dasgupta has been Director Regulatory Affairs, Kellogg India, since May 2015.
Prior to joining Kellogg, Mrs. Dasgupta served in a variety of leadership roles in the field of Policy, Regulatory and Government Affairs at GSK Consumer Healthcare India, Amarchand Mangaldas, Reliance Retail Agri Supply Chain and FICCI’s Food division.
At GSK Consumer Healthcare India, she was Director, Regulatory, Strategy and External Affairs and was responsible for the compliance and policy advocacy for the nutrition business worldwide.
Prior to that, Mrs. Dasgupta was Senior Consultant with M/s Amarchand Mangaldas, one of the largest corporate law firms of India where she set up and led the food policy division and was responsible for securing the position of legal consultant for FSSAI.
Mrs. Dasgupta received a Master’s degree in Economics.
Besides her keen interest in the areas of food and nutrition, particularly those impacting the under privileged section of the society, Mrs. Dasgupta has a keen interest in history and hence loves reading historical novels and travelling to historical places.
PALLAV PATNI, DIRECTOR – FINANCE, KELLOGG INDIA
Pallav Patni has been Director Finance, Kellogg India, since June 2015.
Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Patni served in a variety of leadership roles at PepsiCo India for over a decade. His last role at PepsiCo India was Commercial Finance Director where he led the finance agenda for sales and marketing functions.
Prior to that, Mr. Patni served as Head of Business Strategy and Financial Planning & Analysis at PepsiCo India and has also worked with Hindustan Unilever in the initial phase of his career.
Mr. Patni has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree.
He is married and has a son. His personal interests include listening to music, singing & watching movies.
PURNENDU P ROY, DIRECTOR - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, KELLOGG ASPAC EMERGING MARKET
Purnendu P Roy has been Director- Research & Development, Breakfast category, Kellogg ASPAC Emerging Market, since February, 2014.
Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Roy served in a variety of R&D leadership roles at H J Heinz, Britannia, and PepsiCo in Frito-Lay’s division, Glaxo SmithKline Consumer Healthcare. At Heinz India Pvt Ltd., he was Associate Vice President for R&D & was also the functional lead for Asia & Africa region for dairy based nutritional beverage & energy drinks.
Prior to that, Mr. Roy served as General Manger & Head of Research & Development in Britannia Industries Ltd.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering & Technology and Master’s in Food Technology.
ROHIT KUMAR, DIRECTOR - HR, KELLOGG INDIA
Rohit Kumar has been Director HR, Kellogg India, since December 2016.
Mr. Kumar’s career reflects a rich & diverse experience in HR Business Partnering, Talent Management, Organization Effectiveness and Employee Relations. He joined Kellogg from Sanofi India Ltd, where he was the Director Business HR for Pharma, Consumer Healthcare & Pasteur divisions. He was responsible for the organization’s effectiveness initiatives, talent management processes, and employee relations for a diversified workforce. He led projects on assessing and de-risking talent pipelines and spearheading long term settlements with unions.
Mr. Kumar started his career with Apollo Tyres Ltd and served at Gillette India where he partnered Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain. He also spent several years in Vodafone in several senior HR roles with national and international stints.
Mr. Kumar has done his Masters in Personnel Management (MPM).
He is married and has two daughters. His personal interests include cooking and playing squash.
SUMIT MATHUR, DIRECTOR - MARKETING, KELLOGG INDIA
Sumit Mathur is Director - Marketing for Kellogg India & South Asia. He is also a member of the company’s Asia Pacific Commercial Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Kellogg India, Mr. Mathur has over a decade of Marketing and General Management experience with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL). He has a rich cross-category experience in Personal Care, Tea and Ice-cream, where he has held multiple leadership positions. Amongst various accolades, Mr. Mathur was instrumental in the launch of Magnum brand in India.
He holds a Graduate degree in B. Tech from IIT Delhi and Master’s Degree in Management from IIM Calcutta.
He is married and has a daughter. He is an avid reader and practices meditation in his free time.
TS VENKETRAM, DIRECTOR - SUPPLY CHAIN, KELLOGG INDIA
TS Venketram has been Director, Supply Chain, Kellogg India, since February 2012.
Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Venketram served in a variety of leadership roles at Britannia Industries, PepsiCo India and Hindustan Unilever. At Britannia, Mr. Venketram headed the ‘Projects’ and ‘Technology’ function. He also led a cross functional team on an organisation-wide margin improvement project. He has led a variety of roles during his career, including Engineering, Plant Management and Maintenance, including a Regional Supply Chain role.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering.
He is married and has two daughters. Mr. Venketram likes to run long distance and has been running full-marathons since several years.
VIRAL THAKKAR, DIRECTOR - IT, KELLOGG INDIA
Viral Thakkar has been Director IT, Kellogg India, since August 2014.
Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Thakkar served in a variety of IT leadership roles at General Electric (GE) India and several IT consulting companies in United States, Japan and India.
At GE, he headed the IT function for the company’s healthcare business, leading IT transformation and digitization efforts across Sales & Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain functions. He also led the IT integration of Wipro and GE Healthcare’s legal entity merger in India.
Prior to that, Mr. Thakkar served as IT Lead for GE Healthcare’s global supply chain function, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree.
He is married and has a daughter and a son. His personal interests include playing sports, particularly soccer and reading books with a variety of genres.